Pet Blood Tests

Laboratory Tests

At Hilton Vet Hospital, we have our own in-house laboratory where we can do blood tests on your pet while you wait. The waiting time is usually about 15 minutes.

We have a state of the art Idexx Blood Machine, centrifuge and microscope to do important diagnostic blood tests, cytology, skin scrapes and urine tests on the spot. These tests are pivotal in making accurate diagnosis.

Blood Tests

In human medicine, the patients have no choice but to have a blood test before they go for surgery. This is required to rule out underlying problems before humans have their surgery.

In veterinary medicine, it is not compulsory but highly recommended before any anaesthesia or surgery.

Benefits of Annual Senior Blood Test

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Early detection of old age problems

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Comparing results with previous years to look for trends of deterioration

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Early detection can help with early use of supportive treatment

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Diagnosis of disease

Benefits of Pre-anaesthetic Blood Test

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Pease of mind that no underlying problem exist that might put the patient in danger during anaesthesia.

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Early diagnosis of any underlying organ problem can help us to start with early supportive treatment.

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Detection of abnormalities that might be corrected or compensated for during surgery.

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Diagnosis of disease that might have gone undetected.

List of Laboratory tests done at Hilton Vet Hospital

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Haematology

Study of different type of blood cells

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Blood Biochemistry

Study of enzymes and protein and glucose

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Electrolytes

Study of different electrolytes in the blood

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Thyroid hormones

Test thyroid hormone levels

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Blood smear

Study of appearance of cells

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Clotting test

Test clotting time (rat bait, snake bite, clotting defects)

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Skin scrapes

Look for parasites like skin mites

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Ear smear

Diagnosis of organisms involved with ear infections

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Faecal floatation test

Look for worm eggs in faeces

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Fine Needle aspirate smears

Study of cells under microscope

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Urine centrifuge

Look for crystals and cells in urine sediment

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Urine dipstick

Test urine pH, glucose protein etc.

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Urine specific gravity

Test urine concentration

More advanced tests are sent off to one of the Veterinary laboratories. For further information on bloods tests for your pet, contact Hilton Vets on